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16017 118th Place Northeast
Bothell, WA 98011

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(425) 488-8000
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April 30, 2015
I am so glad we found Evergreen Academy! My children have benefited from very experienced, skilled Grade Teachers and Specialist Teachers. Many of the teachers have been with the school for a long time, and clearly love what they do. The small class sizes mean they can truly personalize learning plans and deliver on them. Evergreen is a small school, and I feel it is has the perfect calm and positive learning environment needed for children. I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2015
An Inspirer. An Empower. An Engager. These three characteristics are just a short sample of the many Evergreen Academy in Bothell, WA has demonstrate with the students, including my child, everyday. Evergreen Academy has given us a second home and has genuinely supported our family. Also, the excitement is expressed to co-learn with my child rather than just teaching, and gives my child a feel like of a partner in his learning experience, when it is so easy to feel like a sponge that can only absorb. The teachers and staff ensure and live up to the role of heightening student's knowledge in academics and life skills. Students are valued and treated equally in their uniqueness and strengths. Evergreen Academy promotes an environment where everyone feels like they are able to not only share their contribution, but also know it is actually considered and appreciated. Thank you for being genuine, supporting, dedicated, hard working and overall an amazing second family to my child. A Proud to be Evergreen Academy family since 2012 and plan to continue on!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2015
I can honestly say I love where I work. I am a specialty teacher so I am in the wonderful position of knowing each and every student here at Evergreen. We have solid classroom instruction and I think our specialty and enrichment classes set us apart from other schools in the area. My daughters attended here when they were younger and I can say that they were very well prepared for their future schooling.

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2015
I have now been with this school for a little over a year now and I absolutely love it! Every school has minor problems to work through but it is nothing that this school cant take on. The children here are very friendly and kind. The teachers are always here for the kids, with it being a personal issue that child is having or a educational issue. Our Principal and Vice Principal are always working hard to make sure that the families here are happy. That is our number one goal. I work in the Extended Care with K-2 children and there is never a dull day. They kids are always so happy and so kind. The other extended care teachers and I try to have something new each week for the kids to play and expand their educational and motor skills.

- submitted by a teacher
February 06, 2015
My family has been part of Evergreen Academy for 21 years and have had a wonderful experience with both the staff and education that has been taught to my children. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in individualized instruction, specialized classrooms and a warm and loving staff. They take safety to the next level and I have always felt safe with my child there.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2015
My child has been hurt multiple times by another child and the principal is making excuses for this behavior. Please take caution before you place your child in this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2014
As I read through the reviews I am somewhat surprised and felt compelled to add a rebuttal. My Preschooler currently has a long term teacher that is going on almost ten years with Evergreen. When I asked her about the reviews she herself was surprised as a lot of veteran staff is still here at Preschool and Elementary. I am a returning parent and have seen the changes the school has gone through, however coming out of the other side I am so pleased with the decision to stay! Communication has improved 100% and the curriculum has had a major overall. I know that change can be difficult for both parent and child but please be accurate before you post something negative. I toured over at Elementary and they have many long term teachers. Jill Ashmore and Mrs. Ball for starters! Both amazing and I am thrilled to say that my child and family will be a long term parent.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2014
This school has change substantially in the last year. My experience is extensive in that both of my children attended pre-school thru 5th grade. As with any school or situation, there will always be different views, but up until 2013 I had no major issues with Evergreen Academy. However I do think it's important that parents understand that not a single teacher that either of my kids have had are still employed with this school - the turnover excessive. During our last year we had 3 teachers and it was extremely disruptive and negatively impacted our child. After 8 years we had never voiced an issue, but we found the new administration disrespectful and showed no accountability to resolving problems with inexperienced teachers and major gaps in communication.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
After many years at this school, and exposure to other programs, I can honestly say there are no other educational facilities that are as invested in their students and families as Evergreen Academy. Each child receives one on one attention and learns, not off a curve, but as individuals. The staff is a close knit group off passionate, dedicated, and hardworking professionals who are genuinely striving to prepare this generation to become independent and confident young learners. As a teacher I am so please to work for a school so devoted to the academic, behavioral, social development of its student. The school has improved drastically over the past year both aesthetically, and executively; getting fresh coats of pain, new materials, and implementing some fantastic changes that improved out program greatly! The learning environments are also top notch and optimized for educational experiences. I highly recommend this school to any families looking for a great start to their child's education!

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2014
I am stunned that there are families out there that are not able to take advantage of such a great and supportive learning environment. My son flourished in this school. There are individual learning plans that are reviewed and updated to tailor the learning experience to you child. I went to another Montessori School in Woodinville and paid thousands more and did not get the quality of education that we did at Evergreen. That said, I have seen things that I have never seen before on this campus, but it is from the parents. Not the staff. Shouting and swearing at staff. Both moms and dads shouting and using profane language. Shameful! One time I couldn't help but overhear the shouting about the staff sending home a sick child. The dad was shouting at the teacher and principal! Where I come from you don't do that. Ever. These teachers spend more time during the week with our kids than we do. Treat them with dignity and respect.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
I have been a teacher at this school for 5 years. This year is going so well and I could not be happier with the new Principal. She brings so much knowledge about the Montessori method of teacher and is investing in us as a team. This is my permanent home.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2014
The best way to describe how management functions at this school would be similar to a politician or the nfl at the present time. I witnessed many families that had their kids removed because parents voiced concerns about these and other issues. Literally removed to where their kids had no childcare or school, and working parents suddenly had to scramble to figure out what to do with the kids. Its completely unacceptable for a school to do that to any child. Even if the child was a behavior issue (which they did not as the kids were all very well behaved) its best to transition the student to a new program as to not traumatize them. These kids missed huge chunks of school including standardized testing. As a consumer I will not give this business my money. If it can happen to others around me it can happen to me too. BEWARE. and by all means don't ever complain. I cannot fathom a situation where this is ever warranted. Be very careful if you decide to place your child here. They will promise you the moon and stars and then will leave your child on the street.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
The teachers are wonderful. They are severely underpaid though. My daughter had gone to the school for 3 years and I was very pleased with her progress thus far. I really do enjoy the atmosphere and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2014
Words cannot express how pleased I am with Evergreen Academy Preschool. To say that the staff are nurturing, loving and attentive to my child is an understatement. After having my daughter in a daycare that was substandard and disorganized, I see how her self-esteem has blossomed over the last year. She is excited to be at school and rarely wants to leave. This Montessori approach is beautiful. Children learn best when they feel loved, supported and can interact and manipulate their environment. They learn naturally and effortlessly. I love that she is greeted warmly each morning and has learned so many interesting things! We have not had the experience expressed below by any means. We love Evergreen Academy and are excited to start our second year here

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
We love Evergreen! We have 3 kids there currently. After going to the Evergreen preschool on the same campus, we used public schools for our eldest for K and 1st. It was a disaster. We pulled that child out and went back to Evergreen for 2nd - 6th. Never looked back. Individual learning plans, small class size, excellent administration and teachers and the teachers have support. Ironic that the tuition is roughly the same that public schools spend per kid yet the educational product Evergreen provides is light years ahead of public schools. We highly recommend Evergreen. We just wish it went through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2014
Evergreen Academy is a wonderful school. The staff is experienced, well-rounded, and pleasant. My child just finished a week of a speciality camp that was circus themed and she couldn't stop talking about it. I've noticed that the classrooms are going through some renovations and it looks like they are done by teachers. To me, that shows dedication by the teachers. I'm reading some of these reviews and I don't see where some of these parents are coming from. Never once have I ever had to pay for something other than school costs. Don't let the negative comments sway you. They're just not true and I don't see where people come off writing comments like that. My child always has a smile on her face when we pull into the parking lot and to me, that's all that matters.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
Evergreen Academy is the premier private elementary school on the eastside. We have a rigorous, engaging, hands-on curriculum that requires students to reach their highest potential. Students are fortunate to be in smaller classes which allows for individualized instruction and our specialty classes are second to none. As many public schools are forced to cut their specialists due to funding we proudly offer Art, Drama/Speech, Technology, Library, PE, Music, and Foreign Language (French/Spanish). These classes are provided twice weekly for a well-rounded educational experience. Our after school programs and summer camps are not only convenient for working families, but highly sought after. Our families and children are wonderful and so supportive of our programs. Our Preschool and Elementary Principals are fabulous. Their knowledge of curriculum, best practices and leadership are appreciated by faculty and parents alike. When looking for an alternative to public education, I highly encourage you to visit Evergreen Academy.

- submitted by a teacher
July 22, 2014
evergreen has been a nightmare from 2012 after Ms . Bonnie left is a nightmare ,the higher management and the principals after Bonnie are totally incapable to run the school . The teachers were the pride of the school but the management made sure to take away jobs for all the old good certified teachers and replace them with cheap inexperienced teachers . Will never recommend the school to anyone ,its a mess. Hated working there , but loved my classroom and the kids .

- submitted by a teacher
June 26, 2014
Sadly, Evergreen Academy has suffered since the new administration came a year ago. What used to be a place where my child enjoyed attending, has become one where my child and classmates were emotionally mistreated, and he/she dreaded going. My child cried to me recently, "They have made me hate going to school!" Security at the school is inconsistent. For our family, it was a waste of tuition this year, to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
Our daughter has attended Evergreen Academy in Bothell for the last three years. She is very happy there and we are very happy with the academics and the small class sizes. The school could use a bigger space but they do a great job working with what they have. The extended care and extra curricular programs as very good too.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2011
I thoroughly enjoy this school. My son went to preschool there first and attends kindergarten. The transition was seamless. The small class sizes really help give kids the extra attention they need at the younger age levels. I haven't had much interaction yet with the elementary principal, but the preschool principal was amazing. She is well organized and highly communicative. The teachers are mature, organized and know how to communicate with parents. Parking is lame, but who really cares?

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
This school was good few years ago but it's gone downhill since it's become bigger. It talks about being in a "community", but the school only meant it when there wasn't any conflict or issues directly related to school. The location of the school is fine, but it has an on-going parking issues for the size of the school. The curriculum was not advanced at all. It used to able to tailor the need of the children, but now they are into the whole "well child". If you have any problems with the classroom or school, they will only deal with it behind closed doors when they had no choice. The school staffs and teachers are friendly and just okay. The OPT runs by a group of parents and often sponsored few school events. Most of the parents are fine and eager to do anything for their children at school.

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September 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2009
My daughter attended Kindergarden here. Can't say enough of the teachers and principle. They take care of things and communicate thoroughly and concisely. It is a wonderful community where you are able to have a relationship with the school. It is no wonder they have a high rate of parent involvement. You'll want to be part of the school pride. The curriculum is balanced and challenging. The enrichment courses are varied and on site. Only sad I couldn't bring them with me to Vancouver, BC.

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December 17, 2008
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September 17, 2008
My daughter recently started at evergreen and I am very pleased about the school. They have a very well dedicated staff, very friendly and focus on the individual child. The afterschool is a little under my expectations but over all the school is near perfect.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
I cannot say enough good things about Evergreen Academy. Our daughter attended Kindergarten there and had the best experience. They focus on the individual child and really take the time to challenge them on an individual basis. Our daughter was able to take French, Drama, Music, Computer classes, and Art..along with all the other basics. This school is worth every penny! Great communication between the staff and parents. So many fun, enriching after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
A very solid program from preschool through fourth grade. Montessori preschool is excellent and offers specialists in music, art and Spanish. Elementary has good curriculum with specialists in p.e., art, music, spanish or french, technology and library. The facility is good -- lots of space, good playfields and a gym. The school could be more 'polished' and can look a bit sloppy, which is not reflective of what is happening inside. Parent involvement is not what I expected at a private school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
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Evergreen Academy Elementary School
16017 118th Place Northeast, Bothell, WA  98011
(425) 488-8000
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Evergreen Academy Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top